Young Marxists and Anti-war activists greeted Laura Bush at a Providence fund raiser for Senator Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island senator who voted against tax cuts and her husband, George Bush, in the 2004 election.
Shane Jones, right, holds a sign as Bill Pagliarulo, left, uses a bullhorn to protest the arrival of first lady Laura Bush, who was in town for a Rhode Island Republican Party fundraiser and to support Rhode Island Republican congressional candidate Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Friday, May 19, 2006, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Many of the protesters outside the event were there to protest against the War in Iraq… Chafee also voted against the War in Iraq:
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More than a dozen protestors carrying signs chanted outside the Biltmore Hotel as Bush spoke. Chafee voted against going to war, but it made little difference to protest leader Shaun Joseph, 26, a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island.
“Anyone who’s for the war, we’ll protest,” he said, and included Chafee.
Nothing much about this story made any sense…
-Not the fact that Laura Bush would be supporting Lincoln Chafee
-Not the fact that Lincoln Chafee would ask for her support
-Not the fact that anti-war protesters were outside a Chafee fundraiser
-Not the fact that Republicans would be so terribly afraid they would lose his senate seat